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Creator:
Greenwood, Jonathan.
Title:
The sailing and fighting instructions, or, Signals as they are observed in the Royal navy of Great Britain.
Alternate Title(s):
Sailing and fighting instructions
Signals as they are observed in the Royal navy of Great Britain
Published/Created:
[London?] : [s.n.], [1715?]
Physical Description:
[72] leaves : chiefly ill ; 15 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
V285.G7 G74 1715
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Pictorial representations (partly colored) of the signals to be used by day, in fog and at night, as specified in the Admiralty's printed Instructions.
Dedication to the Lords commissioners of the admiralty signed: Jonathan Greenwood.
Date of publication from ESTC.
The "Sailing and fighting instructions" were first published in 1691 and revised in 1703. In the revised form the 'Instructions' were published frequently until 1783. Cf. J.S. Corbett, Fighting instructions 1530-1816.
Engraved throughout.
First leaf (title page and first page of dedication) printed on both sides.
Adams & Waters. English Maritime books, 1890
ESTC, T120218
Corbett, J.S. Signals and instructions, 16
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled mottled calf. Bookplate: Lionell Copley, Esq. Inscribed: Jos. Will. Copley 1812.
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Subject Terms:
Aids to navigation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Copley, Jos. Will. -- Autograph, 1812
Copley, Lionell Esq. -- Bookplate.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Communications systems -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Regulations -- Early works to 1800.
Navigation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Signals and signaling -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1715.
Engravings -- 1715.
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